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Other Pests

Swatting Away No-See-Ums

You may not see them, but no-see-ums see you…and they’re hungry. They’re called by many names: no-see-ums, punkies, sand fleas, sand flies, and gnats. But the most common term used to describe those biting midges ruining your picnics and days at the shore is “pests.”...

Mosquito Hawk

The Myths of the Mosquito Hawk The mosquito hawk is a large, flying insect commonly mistaken for a mosquito. Despite its name, the mosquito hawk is actually a crane fly. It's probably gotten a bad rap because it looks like a giant version of its distant cousin. There...

Red Wasps and Wasp Nests

Red wasps are a species known for their bright red color. They are native to the southern United States and live from New York to Florida, stretching west to Arkansas and Texas.  They are a type of "paper wasp" and build their nests out of chewed wood pulp and plant...
Ticks In Texas

Ticks In Texas

What kind of ticks live in Texas? The four most common ticks in Texas are the American Dog tick, the brown dog tick, the black-legged tick, and the lone star tick. These arachnids thrive during the warm spring and summer months.  Ticks tend to hide in overgrown grass,...

All You Need To Know About the Striped Bark Scorpion

All You Need To Know About the Striped Bark Scorpion

With its warm, dry climate, Texas provides ideal conditions for arachnids. When we think of arachnids, most people tend to think of spiders or even ticks, but scorpions also belong to this classification. If you’re in Texas and see a scorpion, chances are it’s the...

Interesting and Weird Facts About Pests!

Interesting and Weird Facts About Pests!

We talk often about the prevention and treatment of some of our most common Central Texas pests, but, this month, we are going to share some interesting facts about the pesky critters! While there are tens of thousands of different kinds of insects inhabiting Texas,...

Fall Home Maintenance Services Now

Fall Home Maintenance Services Now

September 22nd marked the autumn equinox, our calendar’s way of reminding us that fall is upon us and so are fall home maintenance services. Although we typically see a downtrend in outdoor pests with the arrival of cooler weather, we all know the bugs have to go...

Do Bugs Die In Winter?

Do Bugs Die In Winter?

Do Bugs Die In Winter? Where Do Insects Go? Let’s Get To The Bottom of It Cooler weather, sweaters, Friday night lights, and pumpkin-spiced lattes. We all have our own reasons to look forward to fall, and one of those is often the sudden lack of many of the bugs that...

Why Pest Control Is An Essential Service

Why Pest Control Is An Essential Service

What comes to mind when you think of essential services? We are seeing cities and states across the country enact policies to close down or limit the activity of non-essential services. Hospitals and healthcare facilities are clearly essential. Along with the banks,...

Bug Season

Bug Season

Spring has sprung! Spring brings us longer days, birdsong, greener grass, beautiful blooms… and bugs. Don’t forget the spiders! We can’t prevent the seasons from changing, but we can be prepared for what the seasons bring. Bugs to Look For We see an uptick of almost...